Burned steppes and grey rock slopes, through which warm summer wind howls - Africa is not even 100 km away. Fuerteventura is perfect for recreation of any kind. Whether you want to see the rugged nature on foot or in a jeep, if you have come to surf, hike, dive, enjoy the many fiestas or just want to lie on one of the kilometre-long fine sand beaches: here almost every holiday wish can come true. Many a stressed soul finds in Fuerte - alone with the sand, sea and sky - a way to get their balance back. And some even get their bodies back. Because the friendly island air is said to relieve circulatory problems, respiratory diseases and rheumatism. "A country that is able to harden a tired soul", the poet Unamuno wrote in 1924. And a country that is definitely worth a trip.